One of the Great Lakes Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and it's the easternmost and smallest of the group.

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International Boundary It forms part of the border between the United States and Canada, with New York and Ontario bordering its shores.

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Depth Lake Ontario is the second-deepest of the Great Lakes and reaches a maximum depth of approximately 802 feet (244 meters).

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Islands The lake is dotted with several islands, including Wolfe Island, which is the largest and hosts a thriving community.

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Lake Effect Snow The region surrounding Lake Ontario, especially the eastern shore, experiences heavy snowfall due to "lake effect" snow, particularly during the winter months.

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Water Quality Lake Ontario is a critical source of drinking water for many cities, including Toronto, Rochester, and Hamilton.

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Shipwrecks The lake has a rich maritime history, and many shipwrecks are found beneath its waters, making it a popular destination for scuba divers.

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Lake Monster Legends Similar to other Great Lakes, Lake Ontario has its own legend of a lake monster, often referred to as "Kingstie."

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Fisheries The lake supports diverse fisheries, with species like lake trout, salmon, bass, and walleye providing opportunities for fishing enthusiasts.

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Recreation Lake Ontario offers numerous recreational activities, including boating, swimming, and beach outings, drawing both locals and tourists.

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